President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

Sycamore Trust—Most readers know that President Biden was not this year’s Notre Dame Commencement speaker, but many may not know that Father Jenkins did invite him. The White House disclosed the invitation, dissembling as to the reason, while the University refused to comment. What follows is an account of this episode and the dozens of…

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

CNA—A Christian college in Missouri sued the Biden administration last week over an order requiring single-sex dorms or bathrooms to be available to members of the opposite biological sex. The College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college, claimed that an executive order from President Joe Biden would require the college to violate its…

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

Cross and graves vandalized at Catholic university cemetery

CNA—A man has been arrested and charged with vandalism and assault after  swastikas were painted on the graves of several Dominican friars and a security guard was assaulted at Catholic college on Monday evening.  A statement from Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., and Fr. Kenneth Sicard, O.P., the president and president-elect of Providence College, Rhode Island,…

Humility and Sanity can Change the World!

Humility and Sanity can Change the World!

Thirty-five years ago I admired the neo-Gothic buildings of a Catholic college in Westchester County. But I was surprised to find that the confessional in the beautiful chapel was being used as a broom closet. There had been some misunderstanding about aggiornamento, or bringing the practice of the Faith up to date. That was the College…

BOOK REVIEW: Idea of a University by Cardinal Newman

No man was ever better qualified to write such a book as The Life of a University than Cardinal Newman was. And the subject has never been more pressing than it is today. In this classic, Newman poses a number of important questions: What is the purpose of education? What does it mean to be educated? What is the role of a university? What is the relationship between learning and the life of a society? And where does Catholicism fit in?

The issues Newman examined with incomparable insight continue to be relevant today, one hundred and fifty years after it was first published.

University of Notre Dame Students and Alumni Protest University’s Choice of Radical Pro-Abortion Obama as Commencement Speaker

May 17, 2009 — As the University of Notre Dame administration this year boasts securing the most aggressively pro-abortion president of the United States ever, Barrack Hussein Obama, as its 2009 Commencement Speaker, not far away a large — very large — gathering of faithful students, alumni and others gather in protest. In the 10-minute…